Activate Central Search Functionality in SAP CRM — It’s Easier than You Think

  • by Jan Debije, Independent SAP CRM/SD Consultant, Debije Corporation
  • March 20, 2009
Learn how you can activate the central search functionality in the CRM WebClient UI in SAP CRM 2007 without the need for portal integration.
Key Concept

Central search was originally available in SAP NetWeaver Portal. The central search functionality allows you to use key words to quickly search for any predefined business objects and their attributes (e.g., customers by city and opportunities by description). In SAP CRM 2007 you can activate similar functionality without integrating the CRM WebClient UI into the portal.

SAP standard business roles are all configured with the Saved Searches function in the header area. With the configuration described in this article, you can expand this function to also function as Central Search. Because the central search window is located in the header area of the screen, it is accessible from any screen in the application, making it very easy to quickly search for business objects without having to navigate to the standard search pages for each object.

Jan Debije

Jan Debije (company: Debije Corporation) is an independent SAP CRM/SD consultant/project manager with more than 14 years of international SAP implementation experience. He is a business economics graduate from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Jan has worked as an SAP consultant since 1995 — including more than 10 years with Deloitte Consulting and three years with The Principal Consulting.


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